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Let’s Talk large panel sliding doors

External sliding doors are perfect for when you want to open your home to the sights and sounds of the garden. Unlike bi-fold and French doors, the sliding variety does not open out, stack or swing and is easier to operate in a simple gliding motion, as all the opening takes place on one track. A large sliding door system extends your interior, opening your home up to the outside and creating an ideal space for relaxing and entertaining.

 Improving your family’s quality of life, the large panel sliding doors are extremely light and easy to operate making them easy to operate for all ages, from child to somebody in their later years.

 From an aesthetic point of view, these doors afford stunningly wide visual flow between the interior and patio and allow natural light to flood into your home creating panoramic scenes. Not to mention, large glass panels create an illusion of greater space, giving your home an airier and more open feel. The doors are modern and stylish, giving your home an elegant and welcoming feel.

 Natural light is so important to health and wellbeing, improving focus and helping the body to produce Vitamin D, and large glass panels will allow optimum light into your home. Not only is natural light good for your health, but there will be no need to switch on a lamp in the daytime, helping you to save money on energy bills and do your bit for the environment.

 

 Things to Consider Like any major purchasing decision, there are several factors to consider before you decide which type of large glass panel sliding door to choose. Of course, one of the most important considerations is security. The safety of your family home is paramount and should never be overlooked—that’s why our systems guarantee safety. The glass is bonded to the frame itself which also helps with security, durability and thermal efficiency.

 Another consideration when choosing glass is sound insulation. Blinds will only do so much, so if you are in a built-up area, laminated, acoustic or triple-pane glass would offer an ideal solution. Blinds, however, are highly effective for controlling the amount of light flowing into your home, providing privacy at the same time. 

 An important factor to keep in mind is style, which is why we offer bespoke, tailored and colour and finish requirements. With large panels, many customers choose darker frames to break up the space while elegantly highlighting the generous expanse of glass, but the choice is always yours.

 

 Frequently asked questionsWhat are the minimum and maximum sizes for patio doors?Sliding patio doors are bespoke and made to measure depending on the number of panels and style of frame. Our ranges have a wide variety of measurements to ensure the best fit and aesthetically pleasing finish. 

 How important is it to have a trickle vent on sliding doors?Trickle vents are important as they allow a constant flow of air into your home but do not compromise security. In certain rooms, they are required on doors and windows for building regulations to ensure a minimum level of ventilation.

 What is the most energy-efficient glass sliding door?One of the ways to measure energy efficiency is through in U-Values. To put simply, the lower the U-Value of the glass, the smaller the energy loss. Your chosen installer will work with you to find the right glass for you.